Decision:

Definitely the most important case to come out in a while and may impact Google Music Beta and Amazon Cloud Service.

My takeaways:

  • MP3s uploaded by a consumer to a third party cloud storage site, and that can be played and downloaded from any internet-enabled device, are ok so long as the site qualifies for the DMCA Safe Harbor provisions – specifically don’t allow users to upload directly from Pirate Bay but rather their own file storage system
  • MP3Tunes use of the Content-Addressable Storage system algorithm,┬áto store music files on its servers, allows it preserve each users exact digital copy while eliminating redundant digital data without the use of a master copy to store or play back songs in the locker.